Good Fats - Key - © becel.ca

Okay. It’s not really a lie. But it’s a misconception that the public seems to cherish as truth, and one which is passively, gladly enabled by the processed food industry which uses it universally on packaging and in commercials. Is it just a clever marketing mind game or cruel, profit-motivated cynicism?

As a North American who enjoys all the world’s cuisines, I believe deeply that food is a basic human element, uniting the lives and cultures of everyone in this old world of ours at a fundamental level. But as a Canadian, I like to take note when my homeland gets a leg-up on Big Brother U.S.!

Weed-Crusted Salmon - © Chris Crowley - Grub Street

Jokes about Marijuana Brownies and Cookies go back at least as far as the 1960s. Long before that, even as far back as the 19th century, Marijuana Tea was prescribed as a sedative. Now, intrepid culinary types are exploring Weed’s potential as an ingredient on Fine Dining menus…